Texas Rangers Golf Club
701 Brown Blvd.
• Clubhouse Opening: Early 2020
• Par 72 / 7,010 Yards
• Course/Slope Rating: 73.7/132
• Greens: Champion Dwarf Bermudagrass
• Course Architect: John Colligan, ASGCA
• Head Golf Professional: Bill Ebdon, PGA
• Golf Course Superintendent: Brick Scott, GCSAA
Fans love it when Texas Rangers players tee off on opposing pitchers.
Now, the Rangers are giving their fans an opportunity to tee off.
The City of Arlington’s Texas Rangers Golf Club is now open to the public. The first golfers were able to hit the links on Feb. 15.
The course is also history-making. The city and the ball club have partnered to build the world’s only Major League Baseball-branded golf course.
The Texas Rangers Golf Club involved a total renovation and updated routing of the former Chester Ditto course.
“Texas Rangers Golf Club will be a must-play golf course for golfers either residing or visiting Arlington,” said Phillip Rogers with the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. “With $24-million in improvements, golfers will experience a brand-new routing of the existing course with many on-course improvements, such as the new Champion Dwarf Bermuda grass greens, white sand bunkers, expanded 13-acre practice facility and GPS-equipped golf carts.
“We certainly think it stacks up with any public course in the region, and residents have welcomed the upgraded amenity to North Arlington.”
To show local fans how much they appreciate them, the course is offering residents of Arlington a 20 percent discount on all posted daily rates, while both resident and non-resident golfers age 62 and older will receive further discounts off most posted rates.
Deeper discounts are available for Frequent Player Program (FPP) subscribers. All posted rates include green fee, half cart and range balls prior to play. The FPP costs $99 annually to join.
Base rates start at the following prices (resident/non-resident):
These prices do not reflect the senior discount of 20 percent of the FPP discount of 15 percent. Senior discounts are valid anytime Monday-Friday and after noon on weekends, while FPP rates are valid anytime Monday-Thursday and after 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday.
FPP twilight rates start at $36 for Arlington residents and $45 for non-residents.
The course itself is par 72 with a total distance of 7,010 over 18 holes.
A new 33,871-square-foot clubhouse, set to open in early 2020, will feature a full-service restaurant and bar, covered patio overlooking the golf course, pro shop, locker rooms, and numerous rental and event spaces.
In the interim, the golf club will operate out of a temporary clubhouse that includes a fully-stocked golf shop, small food and beverage operation, and restrooms.
“The restaurant and bar feature some of the best views on the golf course, so it will be a very attractive place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner,” Rogers said.
“Texas Rangers Golf Club is the closest 18-hole golf course to Arlington’s Entertainment District, offering a chance to play golf in conjunction with a visit to a Dallas Cowboys or Texas Rangers Game, Texas Live!, or the numerous other events at AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, UTA or downtown Arlington,” Rogers said.
Despite frigid temperatures on opening day, Rogers said early feedback was positive from those who braved the weather.
“We had a great mix of both Arlington residents and golfers that traveled from Austin, Houston and other surrounding cities to see the course in-person for the first time,” he said. “We even had a hole-in-one on the 147-yard, par-3 11th hole within six hours of opening the doors. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the early response.”
Overseeing the renovation were John Colligan and Trey Kemp of Arlington-based Colligan Golf Design. Colligan, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, had conducted previous notable projects at Brackenridge Park Golf Course (San Antonio), Lubbock Country Club, Stevens Park Golf Course (Dallas), and Mustang Golf Course (Amarillo).
The City of Arlington will maintain ownership and daily operations of the course and will not be charged for usage of the Rangers trademarks. The Rangers will promote the golf course through various pre- and in-game marketing and advertising opportunities throughout the baseball season.